ExxonMobil Building

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ExxonMobil Building
ExxonMobilBuilding.JPG
Former namesHumble Building
Humble Oil Building
Alternative namesExxon Building
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Location800 Bell Street
Houston, Texas
Coordinates29°45′13″N 95°22′10″W / 29.7535°N 95.3694°W / 29.7535; -95.3694Coordinates: 29°45′13″N 95°22′10″W / 29.7535°N 95.3694°W / 29.7535; -95.3694
Completed1963
Height
Roof184.71 m (606.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count44
Design and construction
ArchitectWelton Becket and Associates
George Pierce-Abel B. Pierce
Golemon & Rolfe Associates
Structural engineerMcClelland Engineers
Main contractorW. S. Bellows Construction
References
[1][2][3][4]
 
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ExxonMobil Building
ExxonMobilBuilding.JPG
Former namesHumble Building
Humble Oil Building
Alternative namesExxon Building
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Location800 Bell Street
Houston, Texas
Coordinates29°45′13″N 95°22′10″W / 29.7535°N 95.3694°W / 29.7535; -95.3694Coordinates: 29°45′13″N 95°22′10″W / 29.7535°N 95.3694°W / 29.7535; -95.3694
Completed1963
Height
Roof184.71 m (606.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count44
Design and construction
ArchitectWelton Becket and Associates
George Pierce-Abel B. Pierce
Golemon & Rolfe Associates
Structural engineerMcClelland Engineers
Main contractorW. S. Bellows Construction
References
[1][2][3][4]

The ExxonMobil Building (formerly the Humble Building) was built in 1963 in Houston, Texas. At that time it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River at 606 ft (185 m), surpassing the Southland Center in Dallas (the previous record holder). It remained the tallest building west of the Mississippi only until 1965, when Elm Place was built in Dallas.

ExxonMobil is the owner of the building.[5] One of the most distinctive features of the building is the cantilevered seven-foot-wide shades (2.1 m) on each floor that protrude from the side of the building to provide shade from the daytime sun. The top two floors are dining space for the Houston Petroleum Club.[6]

Currently, the JPMorgan Chase Tower, completed in 1982 is Houston's tallest building at 1,002 ft (305 m).

The building is two blocks east of 1500 Louisiana Street; a parking lot is between the two buildings.[7]

The architect of the International style structure was Welton Becket and Associates.

During the Houston Astros' 2004 NLCS run (playoffs), the top of the building was crowned by hundreds of tiny blue lights while an enormous Astros star (logo) made of white lights was hung on the south side of the building.[8]

In 2011 the company announced that all employees in the ExxonMobil building are moving to the new ExxonMobil office in Spring. ExxonMobil did not state what it plans to do with the building after the employees leave.[5]

In January 2013, Shorenstein Properties announced it had closed on the property for an undisclosed amount. ExxonMobil immediately leased back the entire building into 2015. Shorenstien Properties plans to undertake significant improvements following ExxonMobil's departure.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ExxonMobil Building at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ ExxonMobil Building at Emporis
  3. ^ ExxonMobil Building at Glass Steel and Stone
  4. ^ ExxonMobil Building at SkyscraperPage
  5. ^ a b Connelly, Richard. "ExxonMobil Making Big Move To North Houston." Houston Press. Tuesday June 7, 2011. Retrieved on March 4, 2012.
  6. ^ "Petroleum Club of Houston". Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Nancy Sarnoff (February 8, 2002). "ExxonMobil may be frontrunner for Enron Center South building". The Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "ExxonMobil Building 800 Bell St Houston, TX". TheSquareFoot. 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  9. ^ http://highrisefacilities.com/shorenstein-properties-completes-purchase-of-800-bell-street-in-houston/

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